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#121 2fastkuztoms

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:56 AM

Mine still showing backordered, White 16GB

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

Mine still showing backordered, White 16GB


I ordered my White 16GB on 6/6. Theyre probably fulfilling them based on when they received the orders. Also, according to the Sprint blog post.....all 32GB versions wont ship til next week.....

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

I have a non functional tracking number now, changed from backorder over night. 16Gb white

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

I have a non functional tracking number now, changed from backorder over night. 16Gb white


They have printed the label. UPS will pick it up today. It usually ships overnight.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:19 AM

I got a tracking number, next day air!!! yes...

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

I just got my tracking, so hoping to see it tomorrow.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

Stop it, you folks are making me jealous. I'm starting to get that "I need a new device every 5 minutes" syndrome and these posts are not helping. aarrgghhhh

must.... resist.......


btw, Congrats to all those that pre-ordered and are getting the S3,

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:03 AM

Even since I got an iPhone, I no longer anticipate every new Android device, because it "just works" and does everything I need.

:P :P :P

Might get the GSIII anyway though

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Stop it, you folks are making me jealous. I'm starting to get that "I need a new device every 5 minutes" syndrome and these posts are not helping. aarrgghhhh

must.... resist.......


btw, Congrats to all those that pre-ordered and are getting the S3,


I had a slight case of that, a look at the checkbook cleared it right up LOL.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

...and my phone's still backordered. Silly me, getting the higher-end version.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

From http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_c2:

The ability to create folders on the S III is also needlessly complicated. In Google's unaltered version of Android 4, a folder is created whenever two app icons are dragged on top of one another. On the S III, you have to hold your finger on the screen, tap "Add to Home screen" from a pop-up menu, select the "Folder" option, then drag your apps in.



Samsung has also needlessly altered Google's built-in Android features. Google has developed an Android-to-Android sharing system called

Android Beam

that allows two NFC-equipped Android phones to share files when the two devices are tapped together. The S III arrives with that feature intact, but Samsung also has added its own NFC sharing system called S Beam, which does the same thing, but only works with Galaxy S III phones.



The most I could get S Voice to do was say, "Hi, nice to meet you," when I said, "Hi, Galaxy," to either phone. If I said, "Hello, Galaxy," it would respond with, "I'm not sure what you mean by 'Hello Galaxy.'" Every other request or command I spoke to S Voice was met with, "Network error. Please try again," on both handsets, despite seeing full service bars and being connected to Wi-Fi.



The screen uses a

PenTile

subpixel arrangement that unfortunately results in discernible pixels and a jagged look that falls short of the screens found on the iPhone 4S and the One X.



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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:04 PM

From http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_c2:





The ability to create folders on the S III is also needlessly complicated. In Google's unaltered version of Android 4, a folder is created whenever two app icons are dragged on top of one another. On the S III, you have to hold your finger on the screen, tap "Add to Home screen" from a pop-up menu, select the "Folder" option, then drag your apps in.




Samsung has also needlessly altered Google's built-in Android features. Google has developed an Android-to-Android sharing system called

Android Beam


that allows two NFC-equipped Android phones to share files when the two devices are tapped together. The S III arrives with that feature intact, but Samsung also has added its own NFC sharing system called S Beam, which does the same thing, but only works with Galaxy S III phones.




The most I could get S Voice to do was say, "Hi, nice to meet you," when I said, "Hi, Galaxy," to either phone. If I said, "Hello, Galaxy," it would respond with, "I'm not sure what you mean by 'Hello Galaxy.'" Every other request or command I spoke to S Voice was met with, "Network error. Please try again," on both handsets, despite seeing full service bars and being connected to Wi-Fi.




The screen uses a

PenTile


subpixel arrangement that unfortunately results in discernible pixels and a jagged look that falls short of the screens found on the iPhone 4S and the One X.



Come on Samsung, I thought it was going to be a great thing when they hired Cyanogen... guess not. Any E4GT owners want a port of the GS3 touchwiz? :td:

Edited by pyroscott, 20 June 2012 - 12:29 PM.
I was corrected by jefbal99 (thanks) that it was Cyanogen and not Koush


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

Come on Samsung, I thought it was going to be a great thing when they hired Koush... guess not. Any E4GT owners want a port of the GS3 touchwiz? :td:


I thought samsung hired cyanogen, not koush

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

From http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_c2:

The ability to create folders on the S III is also needlessly complicated. In Google's unaltered version of Android 4, a folder is created whenever two app icons are dragged on top of one another. On the S III, you have to hold your finger on the screen, tap "Add to Home screen" from a pop-up menu, select the "Folder" option, then drag your apps in.



Samsung has also needlessly altered Google's built-in Android features. Google has developed an Android-to-Android sharing system called

Android Beam

that allows two NFC-equipped Android phones to share files when the two devices are tapped together. The S III arrives with that feature intact, but Samsung also has added its own NFC sharing system called S Beam, which does the same thing, but only works with Galaxy S III phones.



The most I could get S Voice to do was say, "Hi, nice to meet you," when I said, "Hi, Galaxy," to either phone. If I said, "Hello, Galaxy," it would respond with, "I'm not sure what you mean by 'Hello Galaxy.'" Every other request or command I spoke to S Voice was met with, "Network error. Please try again," on both handsets, despite seeing full service bars and being connected to Wi-Fi.



The screen uses a

PenTile

subpixel arrangement that unfortunately results in discernible pixels and a jagged look that falls short of the screens found on the iPhone 4S and the One X.



If I recall correctly, S Beam has a superset of Android Beam's functinoality, and Android Beam is still included in the device, correct? Isn't Android Beam NFC-only (slow) but S Beam also uses WiFi Direct?

As for the folder-creation issue, Samsung obviously hasn't upgraded its TouchWiz UI to take advantage of ICS's features. THe solution: get a different launcher. Most of my time using my Epic 4G was spent using LauncherPro, which I like better than any other Android launcher I've seen so far. Gotta love Android customization opportunities.

As for PenTile "jaggies", we're talking about a phone with a larger display than either of the two phones the author mentioned, but wiith the same 720p resolution. It should come as no surprise that the pixels are bigger. As for PenTile itself, it's the price you pay for brighter colors and deeper blacks on most AMOLED phone displays (color reproduction on the One X still isn't as yummy as on an AMOLED handset, correct?).

Okay, maybe I'm coming down on the reviewer a bit too harshly. However calling colors "too saturated" seems odd...if you want lower saturation, you can grey things out a bit, but you can't ad saturation to a comparatively duller screen. On the body side, Samsung didn't feel like getting sued by Apple yet again for something that looks remotely like the iphone...one of the big tech outlets wrote an article on this. Funny how Wired didn't notice. I kind of wonder what they were looking for with "flagship styling" anyway...probably something that looked like an oversized iPhone? :P As for the nitpick about a dual-core CPU on the phone, I'd rather have a dual-core CPU and LTE than a quad-core and HSPA+...because with LTE I can use the phone on Sprint :)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:17 PM

I thought samsung hired cyanogen, not koush

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You are correct. I don't know what I was thinking. It was Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik. Both are pioneers of development.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

I love the cover for my folio Galaxy Note and always wondered why they don't make them for other phones, well boom, it seems that they did.

Samsung galaxy S3 Flip case

If I were to get the S3, I surely would get this for it.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

I love the cover for my folio Galaxy Note and always wondered why they don't make them for other phones, well boom, it seems that they did.

Samsung galaxy S3 Flip case

If I were to get the S3, I surely would get this for it.

TS


I just fell in love with that case!

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

From http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_c2:


Ouch.

Glad I got the Galaxy Nexus, but to each his own. :)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

Ouch.

Glad I got the Galaxy Nexus, but to each his own. :)

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Wow, I wonder if he is on HTC payroll or Apple's? Talk about down playing the strengths and accentuating the weaknesses. I will say that many times software in the OEM bloatware seems like it was 75% complete and just slapped on the phone without much testing and working out the bugs. They say they will fix it, but they lose interest.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

SGSIII launch info, straight from Sprint:
http://phandroid.com...eighing-supply/




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